EASTON, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic dispute over the weekend, authorities said. Police were called Sunday afternoon to a home in Williams Township, near Easton, by a distraught, screaming woman, according to Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck.
A trooper got to the home five minutes later and encountered 55-year-old Edward James Shadder, who was acting erratically, Houck said. The trooper shot him twice outside the home, killing him, according to state police.READ MORE: Methacton Lacrosse Coach Garth Little Facing Charges After Video Captures Him Shoving Student-Athlete
State police said in a news release that the shooting took place after a “confrontation,” but did not provide other details or say whether the man was armed.
The woman was unharmed.READ MORE: Homeowner's Body Found Following Explosions, Massive Fire In Lower Providence Township Townhouses
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
The shooting remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: 'Sad Day In The Rescue World': Animal Advocates Fear Proposed Legislation Would Force Dog Owners To Give Up Pets
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates.